Sunday, November 25, 2007

Sunday Roundup

The VeloNews notes Patrik Sinkewitz's latest confessions about doping, all of which have allowed him to obtain a lighter suspension.

ESPN posts more about the Sinkewitz assertion that the German cycling federation knew he was using EPO in 2000 before the Worlds and lied about the reasons for his late withdrawal from that competition:

The cycling federation on Saturday confirmed Sinkewitz's story, saying it was backed up by Weibel's testimony. Weibel's suspension came after an investigation by federal police triggered by Sinkewitz's revelations about doping on the T-Mobile team.

But, Sinkewitz, who rode for T-Mobile the past two years, praised new American manager Bob Stapleton's strict anti-doping policies and internal testing.
"That wasn't just a show for outsiders," Sinkewitz said. "Bob Stapleton really wants a clean team."

The Miami Herald writes about sports scandals, the inordinate time they may take to ultimately play out, and how they affect the record books. The Olympic chronicles of David Wallechinsky have to be altered due to doping scandals, Oscar Pereiro had to wait out the "longest Tour in history", and in these trying times records are being revised with the asterisk now an all important tool. In the commentary section The Miami Herald scatters little bits of snark here and there and saves a gratuitous "give up the ghost" reference for Floyd Landis. cautions that risky hip resurfacing should only be performed by those who have had extensive training in the complex procedure. One of its recipients however is ill informed about Floyd Landis' post surgery progress,which has been remarkable, erroneously thinking that Floyd is back racing in Europe. The piece goes on further to describe the fierce competition for surgeons among the companies offering this resurfacing system in the United Sates.


bostonlondontokyo said...

hunkering down time - I was just thinking, and musing during my drive from Connecticut back to Boston after Thanksgiving, that it will probably be May '08 (May again!) before more news comes our way from the CAS decision. Who knew? Some of my friends, who occasionally groan when I mention that I'm following the goings on about Mr. Landis are probably disappointed that there hasn't been a resolution (I think that they wish the issue was resolved, as many others do... or maybe they're tired of my occasional mentioning the debate in conversation.) So another 2-3 seasons will pass by (probably) before the appeal will be heard and decided upon. I guess we're all in it for the long haul, eh?

daniel m (a/k/a Rant) said...


Indeed. We're all in it for the long haul. Here's to hoping that it doesn't drag on longer than May.

Mike Solberg said...

I'm in.

TbV, any idea why the links to the April retesting exhibits don't work anymore? It looks like those documents are blocked somehow. What's up?

syi said... is having a problem with the directory where the November documents were put.

They have not yet responded to inquiry, and I haven't had time to track it down yet. Anybody who needs something can email me and I'll send it that way until it gets fixed.